Hi. I’m Costas.

I'm a designer located in Athens, Greece.
I currently work at JWT Athens, and also do selected freelance work.
I have expertise in desktop publishing and logo design/corporate ID,
and some experience with web and UI design.


So, what do I do?


Logos

I love creating logos.
The idea of taking your company
and transforming it to
a recognizable brand is
what keeps me awake at night.
Sort of.


Print

Oh, the smell of ink.
With my extensive
experience in print design
I can deliver
anything you might need,
be it signage, leaflets, catalogues,
advertisements etc.


Web & Mobile

My latest adventure in design.
Creating pixel-perfect
interfaces
and web sites
that will make you want
to touch it all the time.
Your app. Or site.





Skills & Expertise


Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Indesign

Adobe Acrobat

Adobe Dreamweaver

HTML/CSS

Blender 3D

Corel Draw

Quark Xpres

Gimp

Inkscape

Windows/OSX/Linux

MS Office/ LibreOffice

Studies


Degree:
Institute of Professional Studies ( 2 yrs.)
Diploma in Graphic Design
Degree:
Unified Multidisciplinary Lyceum
Diploma in Graphic Design, Photography, Applied Arts

Languages


English
Fluent (Written & Oral)

Greek
Fluent (first language)


Seminars & Online Courses


Lynda.com

"Up and Running with Bootstrap 3" (2014)

Codecademy.com

"Web Fundementals -HTML/CSS" (2012)

+Design Magazine
  • "Digitized" Conference (2013)
  • "Panorama of Greek Design" (2006-2007 - 2008)
Greek Graphic Design Association
  • "Corporate ID - A study in Corporate Identity" (2006)
  • "Packing the basic principles of packaging design" (2006)
  • "Greek Typography" (2007)

Other Interests


  • Mobile/UI Design
  • New Gadgets
  • Music Production / Recording
  • Linux & everything open source
  • Blogging
  • Reading

Work Experience


Spot JWT Athens

Studio Graphic Designer (2010 - Present)

  • Working with international clients under tight timescales and following global brand guidelines
  • Creation of alternative artworks in various projects
  • Adjustment of existing artwork to various applications such as Outdoors, Posters, Advertisements, Folders, Floor Stickers, Shop Windows, Busses, Booths, Packaging, Bags etc.
  • Final pre-press check
  • Design and layout of multi-page Brochures, Product Catalogues and Magazines for retail use
  • Creation and management of the company's backup file system
Some of the major clients I have worked for: Vodafone, Nokia, Nestle, Opel, Heineken, Davidoff, Athens International Airport etc.

Ashley & Holmes Worldgroup S.A.

Studio Graphic Designer (2009 - 2010)

  • Working with international clients under tight timescales and following global brand guidelines.
  • Adjustment of existing artwork to various applications like Outdoors, Posters, Advertisements, Folders, Floor Stickers, Shop Windows, Busses, Booths, Packaging, Bags etc.
  • Final pre-press check
  • Creation and management of the company's backup file system
Some of the major clients I have worked for: Microsoft, Hyundai, OPAP, Hasbro, FIX Beer

ConceptManiax Advertising

Art Director (2008 - 2009)

  • Logos and full corporate identities, including cards, envelopes, notepads, folders etc.
  • Flyers, Posters, Signage, Shop Windows, outdoors
  • Design, layout and editing of multi-page price Lists, Product Catalogues, Company Profiles, Theatrical Programs, Notebooks etc.
  • Web design

NiceAd Advertising

Art Director (2008)

  • Logos and full corporate identities that included cards, envelopes, notepads, folders etc.
  • Flyers, Posters, Signage, Shop Windows, Outdoors
  • Design, layout and editing of multi-page Price Lists, Product Catalogues, Company Profiles, Theatrical Programs, Notebooks etc.

Akida Design

Creative Direction / Owner (2006 - 2008)

Between 2006 - 2008 I started my own design business with three colleagues. As an owner and Creative Director, I was responsible for managing our employees, keeping up with the deadlines and some financial micro-management. As a designer, I created:

  • Logos and full Corporate Identities consisting of cards, envelopes, notepads, folders etc.
  • Flyers, Posters, Signage, Shop Windows, Outdoors
  • I also carried out the design, layout and editing of multi-page Price Lists, Product Catalogues, Company Profiles, Teaching Aids, Notebooks, as well as a large number of historic collectible albums for certain Public Authorities (Municipalities and Prefectures)
  • I also carried out the design and publication of two luxury historic albums

Adel Saatchi & Saatchi

Studio Graphic Designer (2006)

  • Adjustment of existing artwork to various applications like Outdoors, Posters, Advertisements, Folders, Floor Stickers, Shop Windows, Busses, Booths, Packaging, Bags etc.
  • Final pre-press check
  • Creation and management of the company's backup file

Axon Schools

Photoshop Teaching (2003)


Taught Basic Adobe Photoshop Usage in a 3-month Seminar


Alexandros Publications

Junior Art Director (2003 - 2006)

Started working as a Junior Art Director in a small range newspaper that focused on municipal and local goverment news. Also worked as a Junior Art Director and was responsible for the layout of several luxury history albums.

  • Newspaper Pagemaking
  • Pagemaking of special luxury historic albums
  • Scanning, color correction, photo manipulation of slides and photos
  • Cover layout and creation
  • Book layout design
 

This is some of my recent work.

"This is my best work". Said no designer, ever.


Radiobubble.gr Android App (Redesign)


Archandlight.eu (Web Design/Development)

NeoAnalysis(Web Design)

Splash Screens / Concepts

PortfolioOf (Concept App)

Android Gnome3 Launcher (Concept)
3D Illustrations